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In pictures: A look back at American Muslims during Ramadan

Like other Muslims around the world, American Muslims observe the holy month of Ramadan. See how they pray, fast and feast around the U.S.
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A new photo every hour … America votes!

Voting begins on November 8 in the U.S., where turnout is expected to be high for a historic election. Check throughout the day for photos!

4 ways volunteering benefits … you

Volunteering helps develop leadership skills, benefits the economy, makes your government more accountable and improves your physical and mental health.
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Pope Francis speaks of religion as a uniting force

All may practice their religious faiths freely in the United States, and American society is enriched by this diversity of religions.
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Obama: ‘I leave … more optimistic about this country’

In his farewell speech to the nation, Obama said his faith in America had been strengthened over the past eight years.
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Relive special Olympic moments

The 2016 Summer Olympics feature incredible athletic achievements. Between the headlines are sportsmanship, triumph and even a few marriage proposals.

U.S. students say ‘Ni hao!’ to future success

American interest in learning to speak Chinese has surged in recent years as ties between the two countries have deepened.

A passion to serve

Dr. Natalie Achong's sense of civic responsibility and a desire to contribute positively to society culminated in her decision to become a physician.
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Meet Trump’s new top advisers

President-elect Trump has named Reince Priebus to be the White House's chief of staff and Stephen Bannon as chief strategist and senior counselor.